Quotes and Verses of Encouragement for Homeschool Parents

Enjoy these quotes and encouragement to help on your homeschool journey. Don't let your family or the world get you down or frustrated!


"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you." Psalm 32:8

"The real 'real world' of home, family, work and ministry prepares children to work with people of all ages in actual situations that they will experience as adults. School can't even counterfeit that kind of life experience." Clay and Sally Clarkson in Educating the Wholehearted Child

"In general the best teacher or care-giver cannot match a parent of even ordinary education and experience." --Dr. Raymond Moore

“I believe it would be much better for everyone if children were given their start in education at home. No one understands a child as well as his mother, and children are so different that they need individual training and study. A teacher with a room full of pupils cannot do this. At home, too, they are in their mother’s care. She can keep them from learning immoral things from other children.” ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -- think about such things." Phillippians 4:8

"Hardly anything can be more important in the mental training of a child than the bringing him to do what he ought to do, and to do it in its proper time, whether he enjoys it or not. The measure of a child's ability to do this becomes, in the long run, the measure of his practical efficiency in whatever sphere of life he labors" H. Clay Trumbull, Hints on Child Training

“Educating a child is a natural process. Home schooling is nothing more than an extension of parenting.” ~Sue Maakestad 

Encouragement is not flattery . . .

"Encouragement is not flattery, which admires superficial qualities only to make one feel good. The aim of encouragement is to strengthen the heart and bolster the spirit - to point your child to God and to God's Word. A child who is regularly encouraged this way every day will naturally grow in confidence, with a hopeful outlook on the future." Clay and Sally Clarkson in Educating the Wholehearted Child

"What children need is not new and better curricula but access to more and more of the real world; plenty of time and space to think over their experiences, and to use fantasy and play to make meaning out of them; and advice, road maps, guidebooks, to make it easier for them to get where they want to go (not where we think they ought to go), and to find out what they want to find out." John Holt, Teach Your Own

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6